All the small things and everything in between.
Blink-182 took over the punk-rock era in the 90s. It all started back in 1992, when Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor met at a battle of the bands competition. The two then met Mark Hoppus who’s sister was the girlfriend of Tom’s friend, Kerry. The trio began practicing and writing music in Scott’s bedroom before naming the band Blink. Once the band got attention, an Irish band with the same name threatened to sue if they didn’t change their name. The guys decided on a random number, 182.
By 1996, Scott wasn’t very invested in the band anymore and was replaced by Travis Barker. In 2015, after years of strained relationships and miscommunication, Tom parted from the band and was replaced with vocalist Matt Skiba. Now, Mark, Travis and Matt are getting ready to release Blink-182’s seventh album, California, on July 1. It will be the first album to feature Matt Skiba.
Members have been added and subtracted, but their lives have gone on. Here’s what they’ve been up to.